Columbia-Greene Community College’s popular non-credit course Create a Website with WordPress will return Monday, Oct. 14.
This course allows student the opportunity to build a live working website using WordPress, one of the world’s most popular platforms for web hosting and content management. Students will learn how WordPress works, how to use a hosting service, and what tools are required to build and maintain a WordPress site.
Through a series of hands-on exercises, Instructor Dan Zunitch will lead students through the tasks of installing and configuring WordPress software, choosing and configuring a theme, creating pages, posts, and menus, and enhancing a site with widgets and plug-ins. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have a basic working website with standard pages (Home, About, Contact, etc.).
Students must be proficient Microsoft Windows and Internet users, be able to create directories and organize files and folders, use browsers with multiple tabs simultaneously, and understand how to switch programs using the Window task bar. Students who currently have a hosting service and/or domain name will be able to publish their website to their own locations; otherwise a temporary hosting service and domain name will be provided. An optional session following the first class will assist students in purchasing hosting services and a domain name at additional cost, requiring a valid credit card or debit card. Basic computer skills and use of mouse and file management are prerequisites for the course.
The class meets for two Mondays, October 14 and 21, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., in room 111. The course fee is $107. For information or to register, please call (518) 828-4181, extension 3342, or e-mail email@example.com.